Shorter Chorale Fall Concert planned for November 14
November 12 - The Shorter Chorale, widely regarded as one of America’s finest collegiate choral ensembles, will perform a concert on Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
The concert, titled: “Longing: In Anticipation of Things Yet to Come,” will be held at Brookes Chapel inside the Cooper Fine Arts Building located on the Shorter College campus. The event is open to the public.
A variety of musical selections will be performed, including works from Brahms, Mendelssohn and Rachmaninoff. “So much of our lives are spent in anticipation: of seasons to come, of love yet to be discovered, of lessons to be learned, and of dreams yet to be fulfilled,” explained Dr. Martha Shaw, director of Chorale Activities and Professor of music at Shorter. “The music of our program keeps returning to this theme and is intended as a message of hope and assurance that all will be well, that our God will be with us every step of the way.”
The concert will be divided into two distinct sections, said Dr. Shaw. “The first half of the concert is a colorful fusion of textures, languages and styles that tell stories both secular and scared.” The second half of features works of American composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Chorale members include: Kayla Adcock. Emily Alderman, Michele Allred, Laura Leigh Beall, Lisa Belk, Cody Bowers, Andrew Carroll, Anthony Chu, Chelsea Cross, Cassi Crouse, Brian Dawes, Dr. Patricia Dewitt, Mary Diesch, Sarah Dunham, Austen Earp, Hannah Freeman, Texas Galan, Alejandra Guillen, Jasmine Habersham, Derek Hale, Mrs. Gina Hicks, Kelly Hix, Michelle Kelly, Edward Laird, Lauren Lee, Kimberly Lewis, Justin Maxey, Noah May, Evan Meisser, Patrick McCormick, Jahi Mims, Hope Moore, Tareva Moore, Dr. Terry Morris, Charlie Nelson, Nickie Nicholson, Ryan O’Leary, Matthew Palopoli, Jonathan Parham, Bailie Queen, Matthew Queen, Sarah Rainey, Harris Wheeler, Jenica Reed, Catherine Sartin, Joe Sokohl, Emily Tweedy, Bobby Venable, Sarah Weaver and John Womack.
Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for senior adults and students. Tickets can be purchased by calling 706-233-7288.
Founded in 1873, Shorter College is a Christian college committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges. The college offers bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas, master’s level and undergraduate degree programs for working adults, online courses, and a vibrant intercollegiate athletic program. Shorter will transition to university status June 1, 2010. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.